Rule Change for Spring 2016:
In leagues 3rd / 4th grade and under: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue. The referee will make the decision of whether or not the header was deliberate.